During uncertain times, you want to keep yourself and your family safe. Usually that means staying close to home, but sometimes you need to travel. Whether for leisure, work, or safety, you need to ensure that you and your loved ones get to a new location safely.
The best thing you can do for your family is to remain prepared and aware. With smartphones in our pockets and purses, staying prepared and aware is now easier than ever before. The apps listed below will help to keep you and your family safe during any travel, and especially during an uncertain time.
What to Look for in a Safety App
When looking for a safety app to keep you updated on potentially dynamic situations, you need accurate information. That usually comes from sources that rely heavily on data. The problem with this is that these sources are slower in providing information. Their mantra is to be right, not first. This means that you need to balance the need for accurate information with timely information. The best way to do that is to have multiple apps providing you with information. One of the best ways to get this balance is by including apps from your local government.
5 Apps to Keep You Safe
Southern Nevada Community Preparedness
This app sends push notifications to users. It includes weather alerts and emergency information including evacuation routes and road closures. Whether you live in Las Vegas, the surrounding areas, or you are a visitor, having this app is extremely helpful in getting accurate and prompt information directly from the community. You can get the Southern Nevada Community Preparedness app on the Apple App Store and Google Play, both for free.
Local News Source
Another great source of timely and accurate information to keep you safe while traveling is a local news source app. Like this app from a local news station, people traveling to or within the Las Vegas area can expect quick updates on weather and safety information.
The maker provides this app for free on both the Apple App Store and Google Play. While Allianz Global Assistance provides it, you do not need to hold a policy with Allianz to use the app and get its benefits.
The app provides users with a list of emergency numbers across the world. In the United States, we know to use 911 for emergencies wherever we go. But not every country uses 911 or even has such a number to call. The app also provides you with quick translations into multiple languages about well-known medical and safety words. This comes in handy when you travel internationally and do not have access to this data. The app stores all of the information.
Noonlight is an alternative to 911 in the United States. This app can provide fast help if you find yourself in an unsafe position where calling 911 is not feasible.
In the simplest terms, Noonlight allows you to silently summon help to your exact location with the simple press of a button. This app is essentially a home alarm system, but for your person. If you are in a dangerous situation, you simply press a button in the app and the app notifies authorities of your exact location.
Crime and Place
This app is available for iOS users only. However, its unique features make it worthwhile on this list for Apple device users.
The best feature in this app is its Crime Compass. You open the app and it allows you to see crime around you as you move with a map overlay. Using this app while you are in an unfamiliar area can help to keep you safe by alerting you to unsafe conditions nearby. You can then take action and move away from the dangerous area, protecting you and your family.
Keep Your Eyes Open
All the technology in the world cannot replace your innate human ability. Simply keeping your eyes open and being aware of your surroundings will go a long way to keep you and your family safe in any situation, whether in your home town or on vacation.
Using your abilities alongside modern technology, however, can give you an advantage and increase the likelihood of you staying safe. That’s why you can rely on these and other apps while traveling, even in your hometown.
You never want the worst to happen, but you also never expect the worst to happen. By being prepared for the worst, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood of entering a dangerous or unsafe condition. By being proactive, you can help ensure you and your family get home safe every single day.
You never think twice about adding movies, music, or podcasts to your devices before you head out on a trip. The same should be true of safety apps. Add it to your checklist now. Before you head out on your next trip, make sure people know where you are going, you know how to get in touch with emergency services, if necessary, and you have at least one app on your phone that will alert you to a dangerous or unsafe condition at any point on your journey. By taking these steps and being proactive, you can help keep yourself and your family safe. Contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers personal injury attorneys for more info.
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